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Virtual Reality Is Coming true with Oculus Rift!

Post by paulohotline on Tue May 21, 2013 10:18 am

Hey Now, Oculus Rift the VR Head Mounted Display or HMD is getting a ton of buzz right now. Check out the reaction videos below to get an idea of what people are seeing. The inventor is a 20 year old genius from Cali who had a huge kickstarter last year raise 2.6 millions dollars to help manufacture the development kits in China. I knew about the kickstarter and was skeptical about the tech so I passed! nooooooooo!

Oculus can only produce approx. 6-8k units per month and have about 20k+ sold to early buyers. This is only a developer model, but it can run a ton of demos being developed as reported on http://www.riftenabled.com/. The commercial version of this tech will be released sometime in 2014. I will not be getting my developer Rift until August\September, if anyone here knows someone in Winnipeg that bought early, let me know! These will run on Mac or PC and I am sure the new gen consoles will be jumping on board in 2014.

These Oculus Rift reaction videos are the best, I love when Mom's freak out. The link to pre-order the VR headset is below, $300 bucks shipping in August now:

Mom Tries Oculus Rift Roller coaster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEds92tY9QQ

My 90 year old grandmother tries the Oculus Rift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAC5SeNH8jw

Mom tries Virtual Reality headset! Feels like an astronaut!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AwXRp0eevg

The video that sold me on this VR helmet. Dude playing Portal 2, one of my favorite games from Valve:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff6ojzy_e_8

Pre-Order Oculus Rift, shipping in August 2013
https://www.oculusvr.com/pre-order/

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Re: Virtual Reality Is Coming true with Oculus Rift!

Post by paulohotline on Wed May 22, 2013 12:30 am

A couple more vids posted on you tube of first reactions to the VR tech:

Rosha tries the Oculus Rift (best reaction ever)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ARHWmliUPY

Oculus Rift Rollercoaster Reactions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eo13Tz1KQY

Brandon tries the Oculus Rift (roller coaster)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2N01yvONw0

Oculus Rift First Impressions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm4wyBACZ7c

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Post by paulohotline on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:58 pm

Hey now, just popping in to say, if you ever saw the movie "The Matrix" when one of the crew jacked into the Helicopter and was flying it? The Oculus Rift allows you do that! The Heli simulator is my favorite by far! You fly around an Island and Warship and your brain will be tricked into actually believing you are there. You will actually get motion sickness if you bank too fast or drop your altitude. When you look down you see your body, when you look behind you, the crew member will startle you! When you look down when flying past the island, you will see the blue ocean whizzing by your chopper, its all quite surreal Smile

In my 30 years of gaming, this is the fricken motherload people, no joke. Any flight simulator on the PC created in the last 20 years has just become obsolete! Here is another post by another flight sim enthusiast:

Re: This has been the best demo for me so far. Helicopter.
Postby Airhogg ยป Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:14 pm
I've been a home cockpit flight simulator enthusiast for several years now. I've experimented with many different multi-display 3d platforms (200 degree 6 foot wrap around screen with 3 projectors, the "inside cockpit display" using the TOOB idea, the "outside canopy display" using the FREX idea, multiple HMD's, 8 simultaneous monitor setups, and a 73" rear projection tv...all with and without head tracking). This demo, with the Rift, has completed the "immersion" factor and "suspension of disbelief" that I and many other flight simulator enthusiasts have long been awaiting. What you've created will demonstrate that the Rift has the potential of finally bringing to the home user what only high end military and commercial users have had access to until now. The Rift has been hyped for FPS's, but I believe there is immediate potential of the Rift with flight/racing simulation. I would like to see more movement in this direction, so THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this awesome display of cutting edge technology! (keep the updates coming...


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Post by paulohotline on Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:00 pm

Guys I am going to be having a demo night at my place for WAGG members next Tuesday where I will demo the top 5 sims released so far. I will be filming the reactions to post on you tube and general overall enjoyment of seeing your jaws drop. Let me know if you interested in coming out. Hey now!

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Post by prock on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:22 pm

Demo night? You have one of these things? I thought they were shipping in August??

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Re: Virtual Reality Is Coming true with Oculus Rift!

Post by paulohotline on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:43 pm

Hey now, yeap, I could not wait and picked one up on Ebay a week ago from a surfer dude in Cali. My buddy brought it in Friday and I have been tripping on it since Saturday morning. The observations above are from personal use dude, the future is NOW!

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